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Plaid Tunics – This Season’s Modest Must-Have

We know we’re not the only ones who breathe a sigh of relief when we discover that there is a highly popular clothing item that is currently in style and widely available in all the stores… and also just so happens to be modest! This is a rare event and means modest fashionistas won’t be hunting high and low for affordable modest clothing this season. Last summer it was maxi skirts and maxi dresses. This season it’s plaid tunics. We think these shirts look like someone took a lumberjack’s plaid flannel shirt and snipped and stitched until it became a distinctly feminine clothing item. Very cute, if worn right. On campus we’ve seen these shirts on both Orthodox Jewish girls and Muslim hijabis, not just the secular students who have an unfortunate tendency to wear them with the horror known as “jeggings.” Plaid tunics can look great with denim skirts of any length, wide-leg jeans, or even cotton maxi skirts. They can be worn belted or loose. Most plaid tunics we’ve seen tend to cover the upper arm (and often the elbow) and conceal the hips, which make them a modest favorite. Some button all the way up the neck, but those that don’t can easily be layered over a camisole, t-shirt or layering shell. Here are a few that are available for online purchase:

Style & Co. Plaid Long Sleeve Smocked Tunic

Sale Price: $14.99 – Size: 6 – Color: Black & White Plaid

ConverseĀ® One StarĀ® Womens Ruffled Rosa Tunic
Price: $27.99 – Sizes: XS-XL – Color: Purple/White Plaid, Black/White Plaid

Eyeshadow Juniors’ Plaid 3/4 Sleeve Tunic Top
Price: $19.74 and up – Sizes: S-XL – Colors: Brown/Cream Plaid, Navy/Lilac Plaid

Women’s Plus-Size Plaid Roll-Up Tunic
Sale Price: $24.50 – Sizes: 1X-4X – Colors: Blue & Purple Plaid, Light Blue Plaid

If you already own a plaid tunic, I dare you to try something new, such as layering it over a long-sleeve tee or adding a wide belt.